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Bifid epiglottis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10206398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bifid epiglottis is a rare congenital defect that is often associated with other congenital annomalies. The most common defect associated with a bifid epiglottis are anomalies of the hands and/or feet (90%) while the most dangerous and potentially lethal anomaly if not recognized and treated are hypothalamic hamartomas and hypopituitarism (50%). A bifid epiglottis will often result in severe respiratory distress secondary to laxity of the cartilage and chronic aspirations, which may require surgical intervention. We present the case of a 10-week-old child who was sent for evaluation of stridor and aspiration. Office laryngoscopy demonstrated a true bifid epiglottis and further evaluation demonstrated a hypothalamic hamartoma consistent with Pallister-Hall syndrome. Management of our case as well as those previously presented in the literature are reviewed.
B Stroh; F L Rimell; N Mendelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-28     Completed Date:  1999-05-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota and Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Epiglottis / abnormalities*
Hamartoma / complications
Hypopituitarism / complications
Hypothalamic Diseases / complications
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pneumonia, Aspiration / etiology
Polydactyly / complications
Respiratory Sounds / etiology

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